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Old 03-06-2020, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Youngtown
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Hi all, Im originally from Ohio, But have been living in Arizona for the last 15 years.
Ive been to Parkersburg on many a vacation, There's just something about this part of the country that I love.
I have been working in warehouses and driving small box trucks out here for 15 years, never been without a job.
So I was wondering, If I was to just pick up and move to Parkersburg, with NO job set up, would it be hard to find a job there?
Im a High School graduate, but NO College or higher learning, I have a good work ethic, BUT Im also 55 Years old. My plan would be to move there and get temporary housing "Short term rentals or a motel" until I found a job, because most places won't rent to you without proof of employment.
I have enough put away to pay my bills for about 3 years, basically 3 Years of wages saved.
Would I just be stuck there burning thru my savings with No job offers, Or do you think that I could land something that would pay my bills. I only have to work for 12 more years then I can retire. So Should I make the move now. Or just wait till Im 67 and come back there???? It's kind of depressing, Thinking, That I have to wait till Im 67 to move where I want to be
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Old 03-07-2020, 05:21 AM
 
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Not sure what you see in Parkersburg but if you have your class B cdl or willing to get one Waste Management is having a hard time hiring and keeping people.
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Old 03-08-2020, 05:49 AM
 
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It's not an easy job.......Pay and benefits are decent. (You at least have benefits which is getting rarer).

Put in an application or call them. Pay is certainly enough to make life in Parkersburg doable.
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Old 03-11-2020, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Ohio via WV
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Look for any O&G jobs. They typically pay well. They should always be hiring drivers.
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Old 03-11-2020, 02:38 PM
 
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I just saw a poster that Brown Asphalt wanted a Class A or B driver at $21 and change hourly.
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Old 03-15-2020, 08:23 AM
 
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That's wonderful- saving enough for 3years worth of living.
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Old 03-16-2020, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Winfield, WV
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That's wonderful- saving enough for 3years worth of living.
Agreed, that gives you a lot of time and flexibility. You may want to check with jobs at or related to Hino Motors. I am sure there are plenty of driving related jobs involved with that operation.
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